Earlier this summer, after one of the many times the Bredesen Park walking path flooded, I made a suggestion on "Speak Up Edina" that you examine placing a portable "Path Flooded" sign at the start of the walking path. On this site you told me that this idea would be explored and thanked me for the idea. The sign never showed up, so I contacted the Park & Rec to see if there was any progress. They claimed they knew nothing about the sign idea. It is frustrating to get 3/4 around the path when you are on a time frame and have to turn around and go back. A simple sign that park users could use would be a simple solution. I am dissapointed that I was told the idea would be explored and no one knew about it. I guess if its a bad idea, you should just say that and not give us "lip service" that it would explored. Please consider this simple and inexpensive idea. This will be expecially important as the Seniors from the Waters Complex begin to use the path.

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Jordan Gilgenbach almost 4 years ago

Tracy, Sorry the delay and miscommunication. Your original idea was sent to the head of the Parks & Recreation department, and the rest of the staff must not have known about it. Let me check in with them and the Park Maintenance staff to get a status on your idea. Thanks!

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Jordan Gilgenbach almost 4 years ago

Tracy, according to Park Maintenance Supervisor Bob Prestrud, the City had received a few other requests for this last year, too. Park Maintenance has made a temporary sign to post when the path is flooded. When not in use, the sign is in storage at the park for easy access. It will be displayed as needed during 2014. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Bob Prestrud directly at 952-826-0317. Thanks!

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